Transfer from Victoria Falls Airport
On arrival at the Victoria Falls airport, you will be met by a Batoka Safaris representative and transferred to the Rainbow Hotel where an escort will assist with check in.
Victoria Falls Rainbow is a stylish hotel within walking distance from the Victoria Falls, the town centre, close to the railway station as well as the commercial district. This hotel offers incredible attention to detail, personal service and offers the base from which to pursue adrenaline pumping sporting activities.
It is easily reached by tarmac road and falls within the Victoria Falls district’s confines. The distance from the lodge to the airport is roughly 25km and the town centre is about 500m away.
1530/1600hrs Pickup for the Sunset cruise
In the afternoon, take a Sundowner Cruise down the Zambezi River. There is no better way to end the day than to watch an African Sun slip down the horizon, while sipping drinks and enjoying light snacks. Birds, hippos and crocodiles are abound in their natural habitat.
1900hrs Boma dinner
Partially open to the African skies and sheltered by the indigenous Gusu forest lies the award winning Boma restaurant. This offers a unique African experience that bombards the senses with the tastes, sights, sounds and smells of Africa – together with the warmth and hospitality of Zimbabwe and its people. Specializing in a superb selection of traditional Zimbabwean dishes, fish, a variety of game meat and potjiekos (hunter’s stew) – as well as vegetarian meals – diners are invited to sample such ethnic delicacies as deep fried kapenta, famous mopani worms and groundnuts.
Traditional customs, such as local beer tasting and pre-dinner hand washing, are observed while the sights and Ndebele performers who captivate diners with their vibrant and energetic songs and dance accentuate sounds of the evening.
Steeped in mystery, a witchdoctor adds a touch of drama and after dinner guests are invited to while away the evening with the restaurant’s sangoma – a traditional storyteller – to learn more about the country’s folklore, culture and heritage.
Chobe Day Trip
The Caprivi Strip, just 70kms west of Victoria Falls is a very interesting area. Not only does the Zambezi River form the borders of 4 countries here (Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and Zambia) but this is also the location of one of Africa’s finest natural game reserves – the Chobe National Park. The added presence of the equally intriguing Chobe River (in one season the water flows downstream and in the other it flows upstream) brings a myriad of game and rare bird species to this natural wilderness. The Park boasts the Big Five and the river teems with hippos and crocodiles which can be viewed both from boats and safari vehicles. It is to this “animal paradise” that participants will be taken after an early breakfast at the Hotel. After an hour’s drive through the Zambezi National Park, quick border formalities are carried out into Botswana before proceeding into the national park. Chobe River cruises and Game drives have to be one of the finest game viewing experiences in Africa. With over 80 000 elephant in the park alone they are a very frequent sighting. Hippo, water birds, buffalo, crocodile and puku are also viewed from the river. Lunch is served at Chobe Safari Lodge.
Guided tour of the falls
Firstly the stop at the “Big Tree”, ancient Baobab some 16 meters in girth, kicks off the tour with an explanation of the geology of the Victoria Falls. From the Livingstone View to the Devil’s Cataract, on to the Main Falls, past the Rainbow Falls and to the Danger
Helicopter short flight
Otherwise known as the “Flight of Angels”. For a spectacular view of the Falls. Live out the famous words of Dr David Livingstone, “… on sights such as these, angels must have gazed in their flight …”
This tour allows you to get a real, live feel of rural village life in Zimbabwe. Farewell the lights of Victoria Falls, enter a place which reveals to you a unique lifestyle such as you have never experienced before.
Monde Village, which has a population of about 500 people in total, is located about 15 kilometers out of Victoria Falls, off the road to Hwange. As we approach the village, depending on the season, different activities may already be seen, such as villagers at work in their fields ploughing with their ox drawn plough shares. Children kicking a plastic ball with their naked feet, women weaving baskets or winnowing the harvest, young girls sweeping the hut or cooking the day’s main meal are sights which will warm your heart when you realize that this simple life is so complete to some.
Transfer from Victoria Falls Airport
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